Jordan Gould and Uncle Locky Eccles are working to preserve their Peek Wooroong language.
In the latest episode of 'Voices Worth Listening To', we chat to Jordan who has been studying the language for one-and-a-half years from Uncle Locky.
While they may have a 49 year age gap the pair have formed a bond like no other.
For Jordan, learning an Indigenous language has seen him connect to his heritage and use this knowledge to continue developing his 'Aboriginal Dictionary' which currently holds 53 Peek Wooroong words.
"I've really reconnected back into my original language and I've been getting more into the artistic style of the Indigenous culture," he said.
"I've been working on an Indigenous translator for my software development class.
"My dream of it is that I could put every single language, in all of Australia, in it."
Uncle Locky is immensely proud of Jordan, who he calls his adopted son, and hopes their lessons will inspire others to challenge themselves and learn their Indigenous dialect.
"Our community hear what we're doing and they feel so proud," he said.
"Language is breaking down a lot of barriers.
"With this journey we're on now, we're reclaiming part of our culture. Before, our history was a mystery."
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The episode also delves into the history of Framlingham Aboriginal Station where Uncle Locky's grandmother was forbidden to speak her native tongue. This widespread attitude towards Indigenous languages has caused the Koorie Heritage Trust chief executive Tom Mosby to focus his attention to preserving languages.
"Here in Victoria we have a much longer settlement history and so over time a lot of our communities have lost language," he said.
"I think if we're not careful, we'll actually lose our connection to language so that maintenance and revival of language is really important.
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